This is a video message by the Dalai Lama shared at a press conference held by the Friends of Liu Xiaobo in Flushing, New York, on December 8, 2012, where democracy activists called for the release of Liu Xiaobo, the jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In the video, the Dalai Lama describes Liu as a Chinese intellectual with vision, and praises the noble value of his efforts as evident in Charter 08, of which Liu was a drafter. His Holiness reiterates the call to release Liu and urges Chinese leaders to reflect upon their policies and not to sacrifice the peoples' rights and wishes. He also urges people to remember Liu and mobilize to support him. He encourages participants to overcome obstacles and carry on Liu’s work because this helps not only China but also the world.
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